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James Riordan

 
Date Of Birth:
February 15, 1965 (57)
Birth Place:
Cleveland, OH, USA
Bio:
On Broadway James Riordan played Frank Whitworth in Jerusalem with Mark Rylance, and in The Elephant Man with Billy Crudup, Kate Burton and Rupert Graves. Broadway: Jerusalem, The Elephant Man, Noises Off, Dance of Death. Off-Broadway: Lovers, Our Leading Lady, The Countess. On television, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 15, 1965 (57)

Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, USA

Bio:
On Broadway James Riordan played Frank Whitworth in Jerusalem with Mark Rylance, and in The Elephant Man with Billy Crudup, Kate Burton and Rupert Graves. Broadway: Jerusalem, The Elephant Man, Noises Off, Dance of Death. Off-Broadway: Lovers, Our Leading Lady, The Countess. On television, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Henry Lyppiatt (Understudy)
Morris Dixon (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
TACT Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
The Professor (Understudy)
Wesley (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
John Wilkes Booth
Gavin De Chamblay/ Harry Hawk/ Major Hopwood (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
London Policeman
Lord John
Pinhead Manager
Will
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Frederick Fellowes (Standby) [Replacement]
Lloyd Dallas (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Kurt (Standby)
Lieutenant (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
John Ruskin

James Riordan Biography

On Broadway James Riordan played Frank Whitworth in Jerusalem with Mark Rylance, and in The Elephant Man with Billy Crudup, Kate Burton and Rupert Graves.

Broadway: Jerusalem, The Elephant Man, Noises Off, Dance of Death. Off-Broadway: Lovers, Our Leading Lady, The Countess.

On television, he appeared as Franklin Werner in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, in a recurring role on the final season of the television series Damages, and in recurring roles on the daytime soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children. He has appeared multiple times on Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. James Riordan also played "James Brett" in the 2012 ABC Studios television pilot Dark Horse directed by Roland Emmerich. In 2014, he appeared as "Ian Wright" on the CBS television series The Blacklist.

Riordan's film credits include The Hoax directed by My Life as a Dog director Lasse Hallstrom and Choose.






James Riordan News

Acclaimed Play SELVAGE To Tour Ireland Photo Acclaimed Play SELVAGE To Tour Ireland
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

Galway based Br√ļ Theatre will tour their exciting, multi-disciplinary show Selvage by James Riordan, directed by Lara Campbell, this October and November to eight venues around the country. Selvage is a highly visual, theatrical event using different forms of live performance to tell the story of Jo as his fairytale falters and his 'gnaw' begins to bite.

Review: SAFE HOME at Shadowland Stages Is Based on Short Stories by Tom Hanks Photo Review: SAFE HOME at Shadowland Stages Is Based on Short Stories by Tom Hanks
by Bruce Apar - Aug 4, 2022

Creating an ambitious odyssey of time travel based on three short stories from Tom Hanks's collection 'Uncommon Type' sounds like an intriguing idea ... on paper. The challenge is how to transfer it effectively from page to stage. In its current form, it feels more like a workshop than a ready-for-prime-time production.

New eBook Sheds Light on Hollywood's Unknown Secrets of Independent Film Photo New eBook Sheds Light on Hollywood's Unknown Secrets of Independent Film
by Robert Diamond - Jan 23, 2018

BWW Flashback: The Last Laughs- PRESENT LAUGHTER Takes Its Final Broadway Bow Today
by Stephi Wild - Jul 2, 2017

Present Laughter closes tonight, July 2. Take a look at the show's journey on Broadway before we say farewell.

BroadwayHD Will Record Broadway's PRESENT LAUGHTER, Starring Kevin Kline, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Can't travel to New York? No problem! BroadwayHD has just announced it will record tonight's performance of PRESENT LAUGHTER, starring Academy Award and two-time Tony Award winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, for on-demand viewing on BroadwayHD.com later this year.

BWW TV: The Comedy Continues Inside Opening Night of PRESENT LAUGHTER!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 8, 2017

After the curtain came down Wednesday night at the St. James Theatre, the laughter subsided and the company of Present Laughter celebrated a triumphant opening night at Gotham Hall. BroadwayWorld was there at the opening night after party and we're taking you behind the scenes below!

Photo Coverage: PRESENT LAUGHTER Company Keeps the Laughs Coming at Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - Apr 6, 2017

After the curtain came down last night at the St. James Theatre, the laughter subsided and the company of Present Laughter celebrated a triumphant opening night at Gotham Hall. BroadwayWorld was there at the opening night after party and brings you photos below!

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for PRESENT LAUGHTER!
by Walter McBride - Apr 6, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award¬ģ and two-time Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Kevin Kline¬†in his triumphant return to Broadway, plays at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award¬ģ nominee¬†Moritz von Stuelpnagel,¬†Present Laughter¬†will play through Sunday, July 2nd. BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and we're taking you to the star-studded red carpet below!

Photo Coverage: Kevin Kline and the Cast of PRESENT LAUGHTER Take Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 6, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award¬ģ and two-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, plays at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award¬ģ nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Present Laughter will play through Sunday, July 2nd. BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and brings you photos of the cast taking their opening night bows below!

Review Roundup: Kevin Kline Returns to Broadway in PRESENT LAUGHTER Tonight!- Updating Live
by Review Roundups - Apr 5, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award and two-time Tony Award winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, opens tonight at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel.

James Riordan Videos

BWW TV: The Comedy Continues Inside Opening Night of PRESENT LAUGHTER!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 8, 2017

After the curtain came down Wednesday night at the St. James Theatre, the laughter subsided and the company of Present Laughter celebrated a triumphant opening night at Gotham Hall. BroadwayWorld was there at the opening night after party and we're taking you behind the scenes below!

VIDEO: Kevin Kline Teaches Stephen Colbert How to Take a Proper Broadway Bow
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 8, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, acclaimed stage actor Kevin Kline talked about starring in Noel Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER on Broadway and taught Stephen how to take a proper Broadway bow.

BWW TV: PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kevin Kline & Company Get Ready to Bring Noel Coward Back to Broadway
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 25, 2017

Present Laughter will play Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) this spring for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, performances are set to begin Friday, March 10, 2017, ahead of a Wednesday, April 5th Opening Night, and will play through Sunday, July 2nd.


James Riordan Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Riordan been in?
James Riordan has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has James Riordan been in?
James Riordan has not appeared in the West End